Thai Restaurants in Portage Bay

Thai and Lao Food for Lunch or Dinner at Savatdee Authentic Thai & Lao Cuisine (Up to 43% Off)

Savatdee Authentic Thai & Lao Cuisine

University District

$20 $12


Chefs add spices to pad thai, curry, and fried-rice dishes at eatery named Best Laotian restaurant by Seattle Met

Thai Food at Chantanee Thai Restaurant & Bar (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Chantanee Thai Restaurant & Bar

Downtown Bellevue

$20 $12


Get your fill of curries, basil, seafood, and noodles while sitting back in a comfortable, engaging space

$12 for $20 Worth of Thai Cuisine at Bamboo Cuisine of Thailand

Bamboo Cuisine of Thailand


$20 $12

Diners dig into hearty Thai dishes, such as pad thai, panang chicken curry, and spicy green beans rubbed with a chili paste

$12 for $20 Worth of Thai Food — All rice Thai hut

All Rice Thai Hut


$20 $12

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Thai Cuisine at Noppakao Thai Restaurant (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Noppakao Thai Restaurant

Noppakao Thai Restaurant

$20 $10


Colorful rice dishes with marinated pork, chicken, and tofu, aromatic basil and ginger stir-frys, rice noodle plates, and coconut curries

$8 for $15 Worth of Thai Cuisine at Dinner for Two at Happy Thai Restaurant

Happy Thai Restaurant

Mountain View Business Centre

$15 $8

Thai specialties include crispy garlic duck, pineapple curry prawns, and grilled salmon steak served with beer or bubble tea

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The aromas of peanut sauce, lemongrass, and spicy chili pastes drifting throughout the dining room at Araya's Place may seem familiar at first, but the eatery isn't like most Thai restaurants. It eschews meats and dairy entirely, forging a distinctive menu that led The Stranger to hail Araya's University District location as "Thai vegan heaven."

Working exclusively with GMO-free tofu and produce sourced from local farmers whenever possible, the chefs cook classic Thai dishes as well as a handful of slightly more imaginative creations. "I do not want to be only Thai vegetarian food," owner Araya Pudpard explained to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer in 2008, "I want to be international vegan food."

The international twists are evident throughout the menu's otherwise familiar selection of stir-fried noodle dishes and aromatic curries. A m?lange of assorted garden vegetables, deep-fried and served with sweet-and-sour sauce, make up the veggie tempura, and the jasmine-tinged creme br?l?e conceals a vegan and gluten-free custard beneath a one-molecule-thin layer of crisp sugar.

But even with these occasional twists, Thai staples still dominate the menu's pages. One of the restaurant's more iconic dishes, the tom yum soup, is so spicy that it has appeared on the Food Network show Heat Seekers, which features two chefs who travel around the country looking for mouth-burning dishes and ice sculptures to lick afterward.

1121 NE 45th St

A two-story, 1930s Wallingford house with a pillared front porch and white clapboard siding isn?t the typical setting for pad thai and green curry, but Djan?s Thai Restaurant doesn?t have an interest in being ordinary. Inspired by the eclectic, global tastes of co-owners and brothers Tum and Lek, the restaurant prides itself on fusing East and West in both its menu and decor. Input from chefs in Bangkok and New York City helped create the menu, which tempts diners to sink chopsticks into contemporary versions of classic Thai dishes, such as wok-fried ginger beef or fried rice with pineapple and tofu. Foundational Thai ingredients?coconut milk, bamboo shoots, bell peppers, and basil leaves?still appear on plates, but they share the stage with Hawaiian-style prawns and Japanese shrimp tempura. Instead of washing down mouthfuls by drinking from a date's seltzer-filled boutonniere, diners can sip the vintages from Washington, California, and Chile that grace a hefty wine list.

Djan's decor reflects its cuisine?s multicultural influences with modern, geometric tables and backlit alcoves that give a nod to the past with lanterns and suspended silver bells. For those who would rather eat in the comfort of their own homes or need to feed a party, the restaurant also offers delivery and catering.

264 NE 45th St.

Jhanjay Vegetarian Thai Cuisine: A User's Guide

Vegetarian and Vegan Cuisine | Family-Friendly Setting | Open Kitchen

Sample Menu:

  • Appetizer: fried lotus root with sweet chili dipping sauce
  • Dinner: mango tofu in sweet-and-sour sauce
  • Dessert: coconut ice cream crowned with black sticky rice and toasted coconut flakes
  • Drink: a Singha beer imported from Bangkok

The Vibe: With its jazz soundtrack and spacious, warm-hued dining room, Jhanjay revels in a cozy blend of casualness and sophistication. High ceilings, exposed brick, and rustic wood encircle the tables.

Where to Sit: Grab a spot by the open kitchen, which encourages visual eavesdropping as the meals are made.

Inside Tip: Most of the dishes on the menu can be made vegan upon request.

Press Accolades

  • The Stranger praises Jhanjay's housemade, mushroom-based morsels as "by far, the best fake meat in the city."
  • The Seattle Times lauds the warm service, "serene, minimalist outlook," and "elegant dining room."

Vocab Lesson
Jhanjay: the Thai word for "vegetarian dishes"

While You’re in the Neighborhood: Before dinner, take a class at Seattle Mosaic Arts (1325 N. 46th Street), a welcoming community design space.

1718 N 45th St

Despite its humble environs of a converted gas station, Savatdee Authentic Thai & Lao Cuisine has racked up a steadily climbing number of accolades. Seattle Met Magazine named it one of the best Laotian restaurants in 2011, an award the Sakounthong family proudly displays in their eatery. ?We want our food to speak like it is a five star restaurant, but we want the atmosphere to feel like you are eating in your own kitchen,? said Andy Sakounthong in an episode of Check Please!. Andy?along with his brother, parents, aunts, and grandmother?shop each morning for fresh ingredients and cartoon fire used in dishes that range from cornish game hen marinated in spiced curry to pad mar keur, a grilled-eggplant stir-fry with onions, basil leaves, and yellow-bean sauce. The more adventurous patron can order off of the Lao menu, where galangal and kaffir leaves season a dish of charbroiled chicken mixed with hearts and gizzards.

5801 Roosevelt Way NE

May Restaurant and Lounge: A User’s Guide

Authentic Thai Recipes | Building Brought from Thailand | Exotic Cocktails | Open Late

Sample Menu

  • Appetizer: grilled eggplant topped with roasted chili sauce with fried onion
  • Curry: panang curry with housemade peanut sauce
  • Noodles: pad thai with housemade tamarind sauce and a banana blossom
  • Dessert: thai custard with sticky rice

Where to Sit: May’s 100-year-old teak house, brought over from Thailand and lovingly reassembled, features a formal upstairs dining area. The romantic space showcases imported redwood furniture and a picture of the Thai royal family. Downstairs, you’ll find a more casual lounge space that’s no less regal, dotted with Thai decor and red and gold accents.

When to Go: May rolls out a truncated lunch menu, but the kitchen serves the full dinner menu well past midnight—the lounge itself closes at 2 a.m. each night.

While You’re Waiting

  • Order a cocktail infused with exotic ingredients such as hibiscus flower or ginseng—said to be medicinal as well as delicious.
  • Familiarize yourself with the oversized brass spoon on your table. Imported from Thailand, the spoon foreshadows the “serious eating” to come, says The Seattle Times.

Inside Tips

  • May’s food trends toward the spicier side—be sure to ask your server to dial back the spice when ordering if you can’t take the heat.
  • Nibble on the white portion of the banana blossom as a tannic palate-cleanser between oily bites of pad thai.

Vocab Lesson
Galangal root: resembling ginger in appearance and flavor, though with a much stronger taste.
Tom yum: a hot-and-sour soup typically starring shrimp. Seasonings include lemongrass, kaffir lime, fish sauce, and chilies.

1612 N 45th St


Homestyle Thai | Vegetarian Options | Fruit Smoothies

Sample Menu

  • Appetizer: chicken satay
  • Entree: massaman
  • Dessert: mango ice cream
  • Beverage: homemade fresh lime soda

Where to Sit: Couples looking for a bit of privacy should request the back table that's partitioned off from the rest of the dining room and sits under its own wooden roof.

Insider Tip: Load up on veggies. According to The Stranger, "they work small miracles with green beans,"

Backstory: Jamjuree was originally founded in Bangkok by three sisters and one brother. When some of the family members immigrated to Seattle, they opened this American branch.

Vocabulary Guide
Massaman: a yellow Thai curry with Muslim origins. It features many traditional Thai ingredients, including coconut milk and bay leaves.
Satay: meat (or sometimes veggies or tofu) that’s been marinated and grilled on a skewer. At the table, it’s traditionally dipped in peanut sauce.

While You're in the Neighborhood:
For the Romantic: Pick up a bouquet of flowers to surprise a loved one or your favorite Jamjuree chef from Flowers on 15th (515 15th Avenue East)

For the Recycler: Browse the racks at Take 2 (430 15th Avenue East) and possibly give some stylish secondhand clothes a new home.

509 15th Ave E